Around Town July 15

Tickets are now on sale for the Aug. 7 Fireworks and Fountain Show at Longwood Gardens. The 9:15 p.m. show features Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty” along with a graceful fountain display and soaring fireworks. Go here to buy tickets.

Opera Philadelphia is returning to full-capacity events beginning Aug. 26 with a summer evening of vocal pyrotechnics, picnics under the stars, and a dazzling fireworks display. “An Evening of Vocal Fireworks” spotlights the incredible talents of tenors Lawrence Brownlee and Michael Spyres in a friendly sing-off on Thursday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. Single tickets go on sale on Monday, July 19, at 9 a.m. at operaphila.org or 215-732-8400. Lawn seating at the Mann is just $25, and picnics are encouraged at the venue to enjoy before and during the show. Ticket prices start at $25. Parking at the venue is free.

Take a seaside botany lesson at Cape Henlopen with Mt. Cuba Center on Wednesday, July 21.

It’s botany at the beach as Mt. Cuba Center heads for Cape Henlopen State Park with a field trip, Coastal Plain Ecology, on Wednesday, July 21. Explore the various plant communities and habitats of the park, where you’ll see a diverse assemblage of native flora and learn about their strategies for survival in the coastal plain’s environments. Bring your lunch, water, and be prepared for hiking in warm weather. Class size is limited. The cost is $74. Register here.

Chester County History Center’s next Underground Railroad Walking Tours are on Saturday, July 24. Two tours are scheduled for that day at 11 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. A third is planned for Wednesday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. Cost for the tours is $15. Go here for tickets.

The Delaware Theatre Company is going live again beginning in October with a production of “Tommy and Me,” written by NFL Hall of Fame sportswriter Ray Didiniger. The play focuses on a young Ray Didinger with his idol, Eagles’ wide receiver Tommy McDonald.

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